Shirley Kirsten and Elaine Comparone met when Shirley encountered a "Comparone Plays Scarlatti" video on Youtube. Her comments on that video and Elaine's response led to a lively correspondence, and ultimately, a friendship between the two keyboard artists who met in person this past autumn (2011). Shirley, a "red diaper baby" born in NYC, lives in Fresno, California where she plays, records, teaches, composes, blogs and inspires. When Elaine sent Shirley the latest CD release from Lyrichord (The Queen's Chamber Band Plays Mozart), Shirley responded with this current installment of the Kirsten blog. Click here to read the article.
Kirsten Blog discusses latest Mozart CD
Harpsichord Unlimited Music Videos Win Awards in 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
Out of more than 4,300 international category entries in WorldFest-Houston's 10 major Remi Award Competitions, Harpsichord Unlimited won a Silver Award (Into the Light) and a Bronze Award (Concertino Cubano). The Remi takes its name from artist Frederick Remington, who captured the spirit of Texas and the West with his paintings and sculptures.
A Note from Artistic Director Elaine Comparone:
Warm greetings to website visitors! This season, the best place to catch the work of the QCB is on our YouTube videos (enter "Elaine Comparone, harpsichord" into search engine!) As of January 13, 2017 our videos have attracted 3,311,041 hits! From our first concerts in 1995 to our last season in 2012, Harpsichord Unlimited presented the Queen's Chamber Band in an annual New York City concert series that offered both well-known and obscure Baroque music along with world premieres of commissioned works by distinguished composers. Now is the time to sort out this tremendous backlog of concert videos and audio tapes and to share them with our wide international audience on YouTube. More than three million viewers have watched, listened and commented on our 50-plus videos, and we'd like to give them and others more to enjoy. So we invite you to support us in this "archiving" and dissemination project. Please tell us what you think of our offerings! In addition to our YouTube site, you may find our CDs and DVDs on Lyrichord.com as well as Digital Downloads from Arabesque Records on sites such as iTunes and Amazon.
See you on YouTube!!